[URBAN NOTE] “‘Prince’ and ‘Princess of Pot’ arrested and released in Montreal dispensary raids”
The Toronto Star‘s Brennan Doherty describes the mass arrests in Montréal following the opening of six Cannabis Culture dispensaries within Montréal’s borders. I have to admit that I’m unimpressed: Why not wait until it’s actually legal to sell marijuana to, you know, sell marijuana?
Marc and Jodie Emery, the “Prince” and “Princess of Pot”, were reportedly arrested and released in Montreal on Friday — just one day after the marijuana activist couple opened six Cannabis Culture dispensaries within city limits.
“Marc Emery was arrested along wither with several employees after mass raids and arrests at the several new Cannabis Culture Dispensary locations which opened in Montreal yesterday,” reads a post by Cannabis Culture on Facebook early Saturday morning.
The post goes on to say that Jodie Emery and Jeremiah Vandermeer, listed as Cannabis Culture’s chief of operations, were arrested at their hotel “for related reasons.” As of early Saturday morning, Cannabis Culture hadn’t responded to requests for comment.
The Service de Police de la Ville de Montreal (SPVM) said in a release on Friday that six dispensaries were raided by their officers on Friday, netting 10 suspects, 40 pounds of marijuana, and cash. Neither Cannabis Culture, not the names of the 10 suspects, was mentioned.
All 10 face charges relating to trafficking in narcotics, and possession with intent to traffic, the SPVM release said.